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Novartis highlights new findings in advancing care for patients with 170 abstracts in breast, lung and blood cancers at ASCO and EHA
Date:5/28/2013

EAST HANOVER, N.J., May 29, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Novartis will present new findings in the treatment of advanced cancers and other diseases with 170 abstracts at two prominent medical meetings. Research across the extensive Novartis product portfolio and pipeline showcases the progress in advancing care for patients with cancer and hematological diseases.

Clinical data from multiple compounds will be featured at the 49th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) including Afinitor® (everolimus), Tasigna® (nilotinib) and the pipeline compound LDK3781. The 18th Congress of the European Hematology Association (EHA) will showcase data from JakaviTM (ruxolitinib), Tasigna and Exjade® (deferasirox)2.

"With a pipeline of more than 25 new molecular entities, we are at the forefront of a new era in oncology drug development, working towards advances for cancer patients," said Herve Hoppenot , President, Novartis Oncology . "These data demonstrate our progress in furthering research and development through a highly-targeted approach, matching specific compounds to pathways that are involved in many difficult-to-treat cancers."

Data highlights include:

Studies examining Afinitor in advanced breast cancer at ASCO

  • BOLERO-3 study evaluating potential safety and efficacy of Afinitor in combination with trastuzumab and vinorelbine in women with HER2 positive advanced breast cancer who are resistant to trastuzumab and have been pre-treated with a taxane  (abstract #505; June 2, 9:15 AM)
  • Updates on Afinitor in hormone receptor-positive (HR+) advanced breast cancer, including BOLERO-2 sub-analyses (abstract #553, abstract #557, abstract #558, abstract #561; June 1, 1:15 PM) and a l
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